Directing an employee to take annual leave
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An employer can only direct an employee to take annual leave in some situations. For example, when:
- the business is closed during the Christmas and New Year period
- an employee has accumulated excess annual leave.
The rules about when and if an employer can direct an employee to take annual leave is set out in awards and registered agreements.
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